Requirements

Board members focus on the overall strategic direction of the affairs and performance of the Association. This role is separate and distinct from the role of the Executive Director who is responsible for implementing policy and day-to-day operations.

Each member of the Board has a fiduciary responsibility to the Association and is expected to act responsibly and prudently and in its best interests.

We seek candidates who have relevant experience and skills and represent the broadest diversity of the cycling community, including race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and geographic location.

Responsibilities

Board members are expected to:

  • Carry out in a trustworthy and diligent manner all the duties and obligations inherent in the role of a member of the Board.
  • Represent the Association’s work and values and act as a spokesperson.
  • Attend Board and committee meetings. Currently, there are three Board meetings per year, typically in May, September and January. These are held in person in Missoula, Montana.
  • Make a personal financial contribution at a level that is individually meaningful.
  • Participate in fundraising activities when possible.
  • Act in the best interests of the Association, and excuse oneself from discussions and votes where a conflict of interest exists. For additional information refer to the Board Conflicts of Interest Policy.
  • Immediately bring any matters that involve potential or actual fiscal, accounting, human resources, employee or Board member improprieties to the attention of the Executive Committee.
  • Stay informed about the Association and cycling community.
  • Actively participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other Board matters.
  • Work with the Executive Director, other staff (where appropriate), and Board members as partners towards achievement of Association goals.
  • Hire the Executive Director and conduct an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
  • Remain an active member of the Association.

Vision

We seek Board members who identify and align with these visions held by the Association:

  • Everyone is aware of the amazing power of traveling by bicycle.
  • People from diverse backgrounds are inspired to explore landscapes and cultures by bicycle for fun, fitness, and self-discovery.
  • Bicycle travel is a powerful tool to combat prejudices related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • There are national and global communities that inspire, empower and connect people to travel by bicycle.
  • Everyone has easy access to a national network of bicycle routes.
  • Barriers to bicycle travel are eliminated
  • Everyone has the information and tools necessary to travel successfully by bicycle.
  • Bicycle tourism is a thriving part of the economy.

Leadership Experience

Candidates should have previous experience on a non-profit or for-profit board, or as an executive or leader at a large, diverse business or organization.

Skills

In addition to the above, the Board is looking for candidates who have specific professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Membership, building communities, including digitally
  2. Strategic partnerships, corporate development and mergers, and acquisitions
  3. Human resources and organizational development
  4. C-suite marketing coordination of multiple business units
  5. Government relations, advocacy, and public policy
  6. Finance, tax, and accounting
  7. Development

Nomination Form

Submit the nomination form to be considered for board service.

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